After the Fire Podcast – Episode 3

– In this episode, we discuss the 1984 toluene tank explosion that resulted in the LODD of Phoenix Fire Department Engineer-HazMat Technician Ricky Pearce. We honor his contribution to industry-wide change, and we explore how Phoenix and firefighting as a whole evolved from this unfortunate event. READ

The First Responder Center of Excellence’s Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium Coming at a Crucial Time

– The 2020 Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium will expand on several topics from 2019 while focusing on boundaries, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. READ

After the Fire Podcast – Episode 2

– After the Fire Podcast Episode 2 features Captain Lacouture’s 1977 near miss in a 2 1/2 story residential structure, lessons learned, and Chief Galligan’s class on 2 1/2 story wood frame construction. READ

2019 Annual Report

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Celebrates its 2019 Accomplishments and Looks Ahead to 2020

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is pleased to present our 2019 Annual Report commemorating our continuing mission to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. You can download a copy of this report on our website at: READ

Covid 19

National Emergency- Covid-19 Pandemic Update

– As the United States works to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and its affiliate, First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE), are taking steps to ensure our continuity of operations and the safety of our staff, fire hero families, public safety partners, contractors and volunteers. The NFFF and FRCE have suspended all work-related travel until June 1, 2020. All conferences, training events, summits and seminars have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. The NFFF and FRCE offices, both in Emmitsburg and Crofton, have been closed and all of our staff are working from home.  READ

Fire Hero Learning Network

Fire Hero Learning Network Registered Users Surpasses 100,000

– Since Fire Hero Learning Network went live, registered users have earned over 130,000 online learning certificates of completion. The knowledge gained from the modules better positions firefighters and officers as leaders in health and safety training in their respective departments. READ

After the Fire Podcast – Episode 1

– In this episode, Chief John Tippett of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Author & Historian Nicole Casper, Retired Brockton Fire Department Captain Joseph Lacouture, and Retired Brockton Fire Department Fire Chief Kenneth Galligan discuss Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, the 1941 Strand Theatre Fire 13 line of duty deaths, and lessons learned. READ

Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Lt. Dustin Dunn, Gallatin (TN) Fire Department

– In this Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Lt. Dustin Dunn talks about the importance of attitude in everything firefighters do. READ

Building Bridges so that Everyone Goes Home®

– It turns out that wildland and structural firefighters are not all that different once you look past the yellow and blue shirts. Culture is the most critical piece to the adoption of safer practices across the fire service. This spring, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will host five Everyone Goes Home® in the Wildland Introduction Sessions. The two-day curriculum introduces Everyone Goes Home® concepts and the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and is broadly aimed at those who have a responsibility to respond to fires in the wildland, even though it may not be their primary function. READ

Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Chief Robert Fling (Ret.), Dix Hills (NY) Fire Department

– In this Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Chief Robert Fling urges all fire departments and their firefighters to be much more cognizant of the modifiable risks associated with firefighting.  READ